SketchUp Details: Transitioning from Square to Round
In spindle turning it’s common to have transitions from square to turned sections.
This is frequently seen on table legs that have a square pommel at the top for the aprons as well as sometimes lower on the leg where stretchers might join.
You’ll also see this detail frequently on columns and pedestals.
Drawing this detail in SketchUp is really not all that difficult with a logical approach. In this video I’ll show how to make that transition quick and painless. I’m drawing a corner block detail in a model based on a pine refectory table from around 1900. The original table is about 14 feet long and about two feet wide. The top was made from two pieces.
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